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Feministing Jamz: Women and queer people of color on state violence

Tweet Though conversations on state violence tend to focus on (presumed straight) men, women, queer, and trans folks of color have a huge stake in this conversation. Violence on behalf of the state affects women, queer, and trans folks of color directly in a lot of different ways – not to mention the very real toll of [...]
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Take Action: Ban the use of condoms as evidence of prostitution in New York

TweetDespite the fact that condoms are widely held as essential tools in HIV and STI prevention – as well as being a very effective non-prescription method of birth control – just carrying condoms could get you arrested. That’s right: As we’ve covered before, in New York and other places in the United States, condoms are routinely used by the police as [...]
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Texas woman files federal lawsuit after birth in solitary confinement results in baby’s death

Tweet A Texas woman has filed a lawsuit claiming that she was forced to give birth in solitary confinement, causing the death of her baby: Tweet
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Five things not to do when writing about trans women of color

TweetTW: Transmisogyny This weekend I got to see Laverne Cox speak, and it reminded me once again of how grateful I am for her, for Janet Mock, for our own Katherine Cross, for my girl Morgan Collado, and for all the trans women of color out there who are speaking their truths and generously using [...]
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NYPD to stop using condoms as evidence of prostitution

TweetHuge news yesterday — the New York Police Department announced that they will end the absurd and nonsensical practice of using condoms as evidence of prostitution: Tweet
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